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        Scenes

      Black Sparrow Press 1968 - First printing of the Limited Edition. Number 22 of 50 copies hand bound in boards. 250 were hand sewn in wrappers. Slight toning to boards. Signed and numbered on limitation page. Extra spine label laid in between first and second front endpapers. From the William Ripley Collection. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles]
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        2001: A Space Odyssey

      New American Library - Arthur C. Clarke (1968) ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, signed US first edition, first printing published by New American Library. This is Arthur’s copy, from his personal library. The half title page bears a stamp with his address in Sri Lanka, as well as a relief stamp stating ‘From the Library of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’ with a monolith as well as an Arthur C Clarke Foundation relief stamp. Signed without further inscription to the title page. The book comes with additional ephemera: Arthur’s personal business card; a book plate; photographs as well as a hand signed letter. Condition: very good with a slight lean, mild page block edge toning, and slight soiling to the board edges. The dust jacket is very good, not price clipped and has some creasing, wrinkling and short tears. Clearly Arthur was not too concerned about condition of his own book, but the provenance more than compensates for this. A landmark book of science fiction written in conjunction with Stanley Kubrick as a screenplay who filmed this as one of the best science fiction movies of all time. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: First and Fine]
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        HIGH PRIEST

      NAL:, 1968, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First; first. Stated first printing. Signed, "Timothy Leary, first, '68" to front free-endpaper. From the estate of Dr. Oscar Janiger, noted psychiatrist and LSD researcher. Decorated boards tight and straight, corners sharp and inner pages crisp and clean. Dust jacket is clipped bottom edge. Small closed tears to rear page edge. ; 0 X 0 X 0 inches; Signed by Author Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 44866.

      [Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard]
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        Listen to the Lambs

      New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 1968. Hardcover. Good condition. Includes a letter from Johnny Otis to jazz trumpeter and writer John Chilton dated 1969 which contains several names and addresses of fellow rhythm and blues performers; letter is laid in between front pastedown and FEP. Dust jacket is protected with a clear plastic wrapper. Jacket is rather edge-worn and faded. Rear of jacket has a few grubby marks. Several small nicks and tears on jacket spine foot. Leading corners of jacket are worn and nicked. Hardcover spine ends and leading corners are worn and bumped. Page block is foxed. Small tears on upper edges of page 255 and BEP. Binding is sound, and the text is clear. AF. Hardcover. Good/Good. Used.

      [Bookseller: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books]
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        Obsoleto.

      Volume in ottime condizioni. Copertina morbida con alette. Prezioso libro in tiratura limitata di 1000 copie (questa è la n° 220). Nel 1968 inaugura con il romanzo Obsoleto la collana Denarratori di Scheiwiller. La copertina è di Enrico Castellani, una sorta di sigillo del sodalizio intellettuale e progettuale che era stato alla base di Azimuth. Obsoleto affonda le radici negli anni che vanno dal 1963 al 1967 e vuole essere il recupero di ciò che è caduto in disuso ed è annullato.Scheiwiller. Milano. 1968. Pagg. 177

      [Bookseller: Messinissa Libri]
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        DIAGONAL CERO 26. Cosa Trimestral.

      La Plata, 1968 - 20x24. A tres tintas. Incluye 2 trabajos de Vigo, Alain Arias, Mirella Bentivoglio, Patrizia Viccinelli, Décio Pignatari, Alvaro de Sá, Ladislav Novar, Eugen Gomringer, y un cartel(43x61) de Timm Ulrichs. Revista trimestral publicada en La Plata, entre marzo de 1962 y 1969. Se publicaron 28 números.

      [Bookseller: Carmen Alonso Libros]
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        The Thomas Crown Affair (Two original photographs from the set of the 1968 film)

      Los Angeles: United Artists / The Mirisch Corporation / Solar Productions, 1968. Two vintage borderless black and white photographs from the set of the 1968 caper film. Shown are Steve McQueen and Norman Jewison. With a mimeo snipe on the verso of one photo.8 x 10.25 inches. Both photos Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Royal Books, Inc. ]
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        AP wire stories and photos covering assassination

      , 1968. 1968. (KENNEDY, Robert) ASSOCIATED PRESS. Wire stories and photographs covering the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. New York: Associated Press, 1968. Unbound press photos and wire stories. $2600.Fifteen Associated Press wire stories and 12 press photographs covering the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.Stories include prediction that Kennedy would announce his candidacy for presidency, coverage of shooting and autopsy, coverage of the opening of Sirhan Sirhan

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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        The French Chef Cookbook.

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968. First edition of Julia Child's second book. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the title page, "Bon Appetit! Julia Child." Fine in a near dust jacket with a few small a closed tear to the rear. The French Chef Cookbook includes all the recipes that Julia Child demonstrated on her first public television series, The French Chef -- the one hundred and nineteen shows that made Julia a household name and changed forever the way Americans cook.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
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        Selected Poems 1956-1968

      McClelland and Stewart, Toronto 1968 - A near fine copy of the FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. Jacket is very good and has been professionally repaired The spine is faded and "Selected Poems" is difficult to see (which is normal with this title). Otherwise, a lovely copy of a very scarce book. This is the book that won The Governor General's Award for Cohen which he promptly refused. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Collectors Books]
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        Kuwait and Her Neighbours

      London, George Allen and Unwin, 1968, 2nd Imp. Elegantly bound in near fine half leather binding with marbled boards. Contents fine. Colour frontis of H R H Shaikh Al Sabah. 8vo. 627pp. Frontispiece. 46 illus. on plates, 1 in rear pocket. 15 text-illus. 20 tables & maps, 6 in rear pocket.Dickson served as British Political Agent in Bahrain from 1919-1920.[4] He also served in Persia (present-day Iran). In 1929 he was appointed British Political Agent to Kuwait, and served in this role until 1936. He briefly held this role again in 1941.[5] Some of his reports have been published in Political Diaries of the Arab World: Persian Gulf 1904-1965. The publishers' description of this volume reads in part: "Perhaps the most idiosyncratic [contributor to the volume] was Lt. Col. H. R. P. Dickson who wrote voluminously in the 1920s and 1930s on his trips into the Saudi hinterland, his meetings with rulers and all the machinations and gossip that sometimes go into political intelligence-gathering."[6] After retiring from his political career he worked for the Kuwait Oil Company,[3] for which company he had been the first Chief Local Representative in Kuwait.[7] Dickson had a detailed knowledge of bedouin life and customs, and produced two books which are considered valuable chronicles of a now-threatened way of life. These books, The Arab of the Desert: A Glimpse into Badawin Life in Kuwait and Sa'udi Arabia, first published in 1949, and Kuwait and her Neighbours, first published in 1956, have been described as 'monumental',[8] and are now sought-after collector's items. Dickson had a son Saud (who died in May 2005), and a daughter (died in May 20, 2015 after a short illness) Zahra Freeth (née Dickson), who is also an author on Middle Eastern topics and who co-edited and abridged the third edition of The Arab of the Desert.

      [Bookseller: White Eagle Books]
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        Original pen and ink of 35th All Star Game, "Since they started choosing up sides back in 1933 there have been 34 of these things-and it stands, Americans 17 Nationals 16 and one tie."

      New York, 1968. Fine, large, original pen-and-ink cartoon drawing by Mullins, signed by him lower left. 1 vols. Image 17 x 13-1/2 inches aprox. Framed and glazed. Fine, large, original pen-and-ink cartoon drawing by Mullins, signed by him lower left. 1 vols. Image 17 x 13-1/2 inches aprox. Willard Mullin (September 14, 1902 - December 20, 1978) was an American sports cartoonist. He is most famous for his creation of these "Brooklyn Bum", the personification of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. He received the Reuben Award for 1954 for his work, as well as the National Cartoonist Society Sports Cartoon Award for each year from 1957 through 1962, and again in 1964 and 1965.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Manuale tipografico 1788. Facsimile a cura di Giovanni Mardersteig

      officina Bodoni, Verona 1968 - Edition limited to 206 copies (this, no. 146), and one of 80 copies with the English translation by Giovanni Mardersteig of Bodoni's introduction laid in; folio, xxxviii, [4], [200] (specimens of Roman type on rectos), [2], [56] (specimens of Greek type on rectos), [12]; portrait frontispiece; original sienna paper-covered boards, paper label on spine, dust jacket, publisher's slipcase; fine throughout. Original prospectus laid in. From the introduction of this facsimile edition: "The exceptional importance and particular significance of the 1788 manual, which have been neglected up to now, do not lie in the beauty of the printing which increases as the typefaces get bigger and bigger and the individual letters begin to stand out, nor in the edition being so rare. The incomparable value of this reprint arises from the collection of all the roman type faces of the first twenty years of his activity as letter engraver with the inclusion of the corresponding series of the large italic and Greek body sizes." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        La vie, la mort et la résurrection de Socrate-Marie Gripotard

      1968. La table ronde, Paris 1968, 14,5x21,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - La table ronde, Paris 1968, 14,5x21,5cm, en feuilles sous chemise et étui. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur papier de luxe dont il n'est fait nulle mention, seuls grands papiers.Bel et humoristique envoi autographe signé à pleine page de l'auteur à l'un son ami Olivier Bailly : "... un exemplaire de collaborateur (à ce qu'il parait), avec la bise exténuée du chroniqueur sapiens, les amitiés gaillardes de l'homo félix et la bénédiction du Grand Papaou. / 27 Juillet 1988".Etui fendu en pied.Rare et agréable exemplaire. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur papier de luxe dont il n'est fait nulle mention, seuls grands papiers. Bel et humoristique envoi autographe signé à pleine page de l'auteur à l'un son ami Olivier Bailly : "... un exemplaire de collaborateur (à ce qu'il parait), avec la bise exténuée du chroniqueur sapiens, les amitiés gaillardes de l'homo félix et la bénédiction du Grand Papaou. / 27 Juillet 1988". Etui fendu en pied. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        SUB ROSA: STRANGE TALES.

      London: Victor Gollancz Ltd,. 1968. boards.. Top edge of text block foxed, some tanning to endpapers, else a fine. copy in near fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at edges,. primarily to corners and spine ends and along folds. (#125932). First edition. A collection of eight novella-length ghost stories -- or "strange stories," to use the author's preferred term -- "concentrating on ambiguity, unease and stark terror ... Aickman's was not a malign universe, or even a retributive tragic order that automatically punished transgressions and oversights. Rather he maintained, in the stories of his eight collections (one collaborative, one posthumous), that human existence is a narrow path through the absolute unknown; and we occasionally, inevitably, stray." - Colin Greenland. Jones and Newman (eds), Horror: 100 Best Books 64.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Andrew Wyeth

      1968. First Edition . Signed. MERYMAN, Richard. Andrew Wyeth. Boston: Gambit, Incorporated, 1969. Oblong folio (13-1/2 by 17 inches), original half light blue reverse calf, all edges gilt, original clamshell box. $5800.Deluxe signed limited first edition, number 193 of only 300 copies, with 165 full-page color and black-and-white reproductions of Wyeth's paintings of Pennsylvania and Maine.In the tradition of his father, N.C. Wyeth, and the Brandywine artists, Andrew Wyeth achieved acclaim for his naturalistic portrayals of the Pennsylvania countryside and the seacoast of Maine. His watercolors and tempera paintings capture the essence of the two regions, while conveying a sense of loneliness and nostalgia. ""I can do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about the past and future—the timelessness of these rocks and hills—about all the people who have existed here."" After the prints were completed and approved by Wyeth for this volume, the original plates were destroyed. Fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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        Manuale tipografico 1788. Facsimile a cura di Giovanni Mardersteig

      Verona: officina Bodoni, 1968. Edition limited to 206 copies (this, no. 146), and one of 80 copies with the English translation by Giovanni Mardersteig of Bodoni's introduction laid in; folio, xxxviii, [4], [200] (specimens of Roman type on rectos), [2], [56] (specimens of Greek type on rectos), [12]; portrait frontispiece; original sienna paper-covered boards, paper label on spine, dust jacket, publisher's slipcase; fine throughout. Original prospectus laid in. From the introduction of this facsimile edition: "The exceptional importance and particular significance of the 1788 manual, which have been neglected up to now, do not lie in the beauty of the printing which increases as the typefaces get bigger and bigger and the individual letters begin to stand out, nor in the edition being so rare. The incomparable value of this reprint arises from the collection of all the roman type faces of the first twenty years of his activity as letter engraver with the inclusion of the corresponding series of the large italic and Greek body sizes."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Outer Dark

      Random House, 1968 A very good first edition in a very good dust jacket with the original price of $4.95 still on the front flap.

      [Bookseller: Bookbid Rare Books]
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        Flagrants Delits (French Edition)

      Delpire Editeur, Paris 1968 - Oblong hardback book (no dust jacket) titled FLAGRANTS DELITS - Photographies de Henri Cartier-Bresson. Published in Paris in 1968 - text in French. Wonderful black and white photographs by one of the 20th century's greatest photographers. International shipping requires additional charges.Front board shows scuffing - loss of color on title - front endpaper creased. Bookseller since 1995 (LL-Base2-BS-8-bottom-flat) rareviewbooks Language: eng [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bread and Puppet News Paper (No. 3--"All the News That's Fit to Print")

      New York: Bread + Puppet Theater, 1968. Original wraps. Very Good +. Very scarce offshoot of New York's Bread + Puppet Theater, this issue (#3) of Bread and Puppet News Paper sets its sites on The New York Times and selects a random day (Thursday January 25th, 1968) to focus on. Here are several of the stories from The Times Bread + Puppet reprints in condensed form -- and with accompanying childlike illustrations and a wicked sense of irony: Fragments of at least one Hydrogen Bomb found at the crash site of a B-52 Bomber off Greenland; a NY Commission recommending legislation to give police the power to use deadly force in apprehending suspects; a wedding announcement; ads for American Express and Reader's Digest; Lady Bird Johnson being heckled walking past a group of young protesters, etc. Clean and well-preserved in its printed stapled wrappers, with just a bit of wear along the edges. 64mo, 32 pgs., illustrated thruout in crude lline drawings. A highly-effective --even ingenious-- piece of late 60s political protest,

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        Derriere le Miroir. No. 175

      Maeght editeur, Paris. 1968 - Eight original lithographs by Antonio Tapies. Bought decades ago at the Maeght Gallery and stored since, the cover and contents are in mint condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: JMHunt]
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        True Grit

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1968 - True Grit by Charles Portis. Signed and inscribed advanced reading copy. Publisher: Simon and Schuster, New York, (1968). Wrapper is in fine condition. Contents clean. Inscribed on the title page: For Larry Rafferty, Charles Portis. Also included in a post card to Rafferty from Portis telling him to send the book for signature, along with a copy of the letter request from Rafferty. 5 x 7 ¾ inches. 215 pages. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #17-051. Price: $1,500. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Ennemonde et autres caractères -

      Gallimard 1968 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 167 pp. Sous étui et chemise cartonnés signés A. DEVAUCHELLE. Couverture souple imprimée à rabats. Très bel état. EDITION ORIGINALE. Celui-ci un des 63 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin de Hollande Van Gelder, premier papier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie KOEGUI]
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        The Iron Man

      Faber, 1968 A first edition, first printing published by Faber in 1968. A fine book without inscriptions in a near fine unclipped wrap per with some tiny spots to the base of the front panel. Some light wear to the spine tips and some little light handling marks to the rear panel. No repair, no loss or creasing. A much better copy than is usually encountered.[removed][removed]

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        SUBVERSION DES IMAGES. Notes illustrées de 19 photographies de l'auteur

      Les Lèvres Nues, 47 pp., Bruxelles 1968 - A collection of 19 surrealist photographs taken between December 1929 and February 1930, edited by Marcel Marien. Text in french. Size: 12mo. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buenos Aires Libros]
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        A Complete Concordance to Flavius Josephus (complete in 5 volumes - all. publ.).

      Leiden, E.J. Brill. 1968 - 1983. 5 volumes. Orig. red cloth. With dustjackets; 32x25 cm. - (sl. worn, few small stamps, 1 or 2 underl. in red) Price when new was over 2500 euros. Still very good set, see image. ¶ Contents: Volume 1 A-D. Edited in Cooperation with E. Buck, E. Güting, B. Justus and H. Schreckenberg. 1973. ISBN: 9789004036550. xxviii, 546 three-column pp. (Greek). Price when new. EUR 768.00. Volume 2 E-K. Edited in Cooperation with B. Justus, G.W.E. Nickelsburg, H. Schreckenberg, J. Schwark and W.L. Weiler. 1975. ISBN: 9789004043497. viii, 549 pp. (Greek) Price when new EUR 768.00. Volume 3 L-Pi. Edited in Cooperation with B. Justus, G.W.E. Nickelsburg, J.R. Royse, H. Schreckenberg and J. Schwark. 1979. ISBN: 9789004060166. vii,598 pp. (Greek). Price when new EUR 768.00. Volume 4. P-Omega . Edited in Cooperation with Bernhard Justus, Georgios Kontoulis, James R. Royse, Heinz Schreckenberg, Jürgen Schwark. 1983. ISBN: 9004070664. viii,398 pp. (Greek) Out of print. & Supplement I. Namenwörterbuch zu Flavius Josephus. Edited by A. Schalit. 1968. 9789004018570. xvi, 143 pp. Price when new EUR 169.00.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Emile Kerssemakers]
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        Prose: On Poetry in the Wholesale Education and Cultural System [One of 300 Copies]

      (Milwaukee): (Gunrunner Press). (1968). Poetry by the legendary figure of the Cleveland underground and counterculture, author of The North American Book of the Dead, among others. Levy was a writer and, with bookseller Jim Lowell of the Asphodel Bookshop, a publisher and distributor of his own and others' writings. An outspoken anti-establishment writer, he committed suicide at the age of 26. This is the uncommon first edition of this title, one of 300 copies printed, although it appears scarcer than that: most of Levy's books were printed in Cleveland, and this one seems to have not survived in the quantities that some of the others, even with smaller limitations, did. It was later reprinted in 1974 and again in 1988 and in a bilingual French-English edition in 2011, with all of the later editions being more readily available than this first edition. Mild edge sunning, else fine in stapled wrappers. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        ukanhavyrfuckincitibak [wrapper title] D. A. LEVY: A TRIBUTE TO THE MAN AN ANTHOLOGY OF HIS POETRY

      Cleveland: Ghost Press, 1968. First edition. Thick 4to., stab-stapled and tape bound into wraps (cover illustrated with a photograph of levy by rjs). Mimeographed, with six silkscreens by rjs tipped on. One of 1000 copies. With a postcard ALS concerning levy's suicide laid in. A mammoth collection of levy's work, here collected and edited by rjs and published to raise money for levy's legal defense fund during his ongoing battle with the censors; levy would commit suicide later in the year of publication.This copy significant for the inclusion of a mimeographed postcard laid in, illustrated with a drawing of three pigs entitled "We Like It Here!" signed "in plate" by Ferguson - likely Steve Ferguson. The verso contains a brief handwritten note addressed to "Steve" which states "d. a. shot himself with a 22 caliber rifle thru the forehead. Suicide. Continuation later." the note is signed "rj", likely by rjs. rjs was the editor of this fundraiser for levy, and, along with Steve Ferguson, discovered levy's body after his suicide. We don't know who the "Steve" of the inscription is, but this copy came to light in Canada.

      [Bookseller: Division Leap, ABAA]
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        Prose: On Poetry in the Wholesale Education and Cultural System [One of 300 Copies]

      (Milwaukee): (Gunrunner Press). (1968). Poetry by the legendary figure of the Cleveland underground and counterculture, author of The North American Book of the Dead, among others. Levy was a writer and, with bookseller Jim Lowell of the Asphodel Bookshop, a publisher and distributor of his own and others' writings. An outspoken anti-establishment writer, he committed suicide at the age of 26. This is the uncommon first edition of this title, one of 300 copies printed, although it appears scarcer than that: most of Levy's books were printed in Cleveland, and this one seems to have not survived in the quantities that some of the others, even with smaller limitations, did. It was later reprinted in 1974 and again in 1988 and in a bilingual French-English edition in 2011, with all of the later editions being more readily available than this first edition. Mild edge sunning, else fine in stapled wrappers. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        The Double Helix [with] What Mad Pursuit Both signed by the Authors and housed in a custom-made double fronted box

      London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson and Basic Books, 1968-88 A pair of autobiographies, SIGNED by both authors. Both in unclipped wrappers. 'The Double Helix' signed on the title page by James Watson [as Jim Watson] and 'What Mad Pursuit' signed by Francis Crick to the front endpaper 'To Bernie'. Both books are near fine in near fine wrappers (a little off-setting to the front panel of WMP). Housed in a custom made double fronted box, lined with purple velvet and with book ribbons. A very nice pair of books and both very important scientific tracts.

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
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        The Double Helix

      New York: Atheneum,, 1968. A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, red endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the price-clipped jacket, spine panel just slightly faded, a little rubbing to extremities, short closed tear to head of front panel. First edition, first printing of Watson's personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA. The Double Helix is one of the most important first-hand accounts of the practice of science during the 20th century, written "with a Pepys-like frankness" and chronicling not only the wonder and beauty of a major breakthrough, but also the politics and turf wars of researchers battling for scientific glory.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Correspondance 1913-1934

      Gallimard 1968 - 22 x 14 cms. .731 pages of French intellectual communication with 16 pages ofb/w photos. Impressive work of scholarship. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artful Dodger Books]
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        Gospel Singer

      1968. First Edition . Signed. CREWS, Harry. The Gospel Singer. New York: William Morrow, 1968. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $2400.First edition of Crews' critically praised first book, boldly inscribed on the half title by him, “For A—, Best Wishes, Harry Crews.”Harry Crews' novels brilliantly fused “comedy and moral outrage, which he combined and lighted on the page like diesel fuel. Their swaggering characters had outsize personalities; so did he… Crews came to wide notice with his first novel, The Gospel Singer, published in 1968. The book, about a traveling evangelist who meets a lurid fate in a Georgia town, features characters of the sort that would people his dozen later novels: sideshow freaks, an escaped lunatic and a sociopath or two… Despite their teeming decadence, or more likely because of it, Crews' novels betray a fundamental empathy, chronicling his characters' search for meaning in a dissolute, end-stage world. His ability to spin out a dark, glittering thread from this tangle of souls gave him a singular voice that could make his prose riveting” (New York Times). “His writing is rooted in the Southern Gothic tradition, but Crews has claimed other influences, notably the British novelist Graham Greene” (New Georgia Encyclopedia). Book fine; tiny bit of tape reinforcement to verso of dust jacket. A scarce about-fine inscribed copy.

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        Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness

      New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Peter Parnall. 269pp. Octavo [22 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with white and tan ink stamped title and author information on the spine. The spine ends are gently bumped, and there is a thin, white stain along the bottom edge of the front cover. The front paste down has an area of abrasion, measuring 3" tall by just under 1" wide, most likely the result of a label having been removed. The dust jacket is moderately rubbed, and has several small closed and open tears in the edges. The largest tear is in the paper at the head of the jacket's spine, measuring 1 cm wide by 1 cm deep. The author's fourth book and his first work of nonfiction. This collection of meditations by then park ranger Abbey in what was Arches National Monument of the 1950s was quietly published in the raucous sixties in a first edition of 5,000 copies and has now gone on to sell almost two million copies, taking its rightful place alongside Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, as an environmental and wilderness classic. The late author's reflections transcend the mere genre of the environmental essay; the individual pieces part of a fully realized whole that defined a whole new style of environmental and wilderness writing, inspiring new generations of writers (Barry Lopez and Terry Tempest Williams come to mind) while becoming the author's best known and best loved work in the process, and yes, becoming what Abbey always feared, a classic.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA ]
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